Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

This simple, healthy and delicious chocolate hazelnut smoothie recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian. You’ll love its powerful boost of nutrition just as much as its great taste!

  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk substitute)
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ¼ cup whole hazelnuts, with or without skin, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Gourmet PeanutAlmond or Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 3-4 dates, pitted
  • Pinch salt
  • 10 ice cubes

Combine ingredients through salt in blender. Blend until smooth. Adjust any ingredients to taste. Add ice cubes and blend until reaching milkshake-like texture. Non-GMO, Vegetarian

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Coffee Banana Smoothie

Coffee Banana Smoothie

Who needs a high-sugar latte when you can easily make Betsy’s coffee banana smoothie at home? With our cardamom cashew butter mixed in, this frozen coffee drink will give you a new reason to wake up on a hot summer morning. Not only do you get your java infusion, but you get a healthy and satisfying breakfast in the same glass.  It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Smoothie Ingredients:

1/2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

4-5 frozen coffee cubes (or ¼ cup cold coffee)

1 cup almond milk

½ banana, frozen

1 tsp cacao powder

1 Tbsp chia seeds

3-4 drops liquid Stevia (or 1 tsp honey)

Pinch sea salt

Step By Step Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe Directions:

Step 1Make ahead: pour your favorite coffee into ice cube tray and freeze until solid.

Step 2: After cubes are completely frozen, add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Step 3: Enjoy your Cardamom Cashew Butter Coffee Banana Smoothie!

Expensive coffee shops move over and keep your high-sugar drinks to yourself. Betsy has your morning java needs all figured out with this coffee banana smoothie recipe! Trust Betsy! You’ll taste the difference and appreciate the good health offered up in her frozen coffee treat!

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How to Make Peanut Butter Salad Dressing?

How to Make Peanut Butter Salad Dressing?

If you are wondering how to make peanut butter salad dressing, Betsy has and easy and simple recipe for you. This Sweet and Simple Peanut Butter Salad Dressing recipe is great for salads, as a dip or marinade for meats and veggies. The Betsy’s Best in this dressing adds protein and fiber, rounding out your salad with fullness with flavor. This dressing is so delicious and easy to make, you’ll never go back to store-bought dressings!

  • 3 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp stoneground mustard
  • ½ Tbsp raw honey
  • ½ tsp garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Place all ingredients in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

Sweet and simple! Tasty and healthy! Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter salad dressing is a must to keep in your refrigerator. This homemade salad dressing recipe will save you from sabotaging the health benefits of your greens.  So please, stop putting store bought big brand dressings on your salad.  Now there is no reason to use all those chemicals and preservatives.

Now that you know how to make peanut butter salad dressing please share your experiences with this recipe in the comments below!

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Simple Healthy Smoothies

Simple Healthy Smoothies

Simple healthy smoothies are an important part of Betsy’s day. Smoothies are a customizable food that you can easily add to a healthy diet any time of day. Many people get hooked on making smoothies the second they buy a new blender, but quickly get bored with the same recipes. Since smoothies are the easiest way to get greens like kale and spinach into your diet, or possibly your kids’ diets, it’s important to know how to build the perfect smoothie so you can make endless combinations and beat that boredom stage!

How to make simple healthy smoothies:

Step 1: Your Base (1-2 cups)

First, add a liquid base to your blender. Try water, coconut water and unsweetened regular milk or vanilla milk alternatives (almond milk, hemp milk, soy milk, flax milk, etc.)

Step 2: Natural Sweetness (1-2 cups)

Next, add in fresh or frozen fruits such as banana, berries or mango, and sweet vegetables like already cooked sweet potato, pumpkin or squash.

Step 3: Greens (1-2 cups)

This is your chance to sneak in the amazing nutritional benefits of greens without even detecting the taste! Kale, spinach, collards or sprouts are perfect for this step.

Step 4: Optional Flavorings (per taste preference)

For excellent flavor that will “spice” up your smoothie without added calories or fat, add in cinnamon or nutmeg, vanilla or lemon extract, or unsweetened cacao powder.

Step 5: Optional Healthy Fats (1-2 Tablespoons)

To turn that smoothie into a well-rounded meal replacer, add healthy whole fats such as Betsy’s Best Gourmet PeanutAlmond or Sunflower Seed Butter, avocado, chia seeds or hemp seeds.

Healthy smoothies are one of our favorite ways to incorporate Betsy’s Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters. The added protein, sweet cinnamon and honey in each serving of Betsy’s Best make every smoothie completely delish! Try our Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie for a creamy Nutella-flavored smoothie that tastes so good you won’t believe it’s healthy!

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Health Benefits of Sea Salt

Health Benefits of Sea Salt

The health benefits of sea salt must be many, right? These days you can see it in your favorite bag of potato chips, pretzels, or even your chocolate bar. There is now an array of sea salt options in the grocery store and we couldn’t help but wonder: What makes this salt any different from traditional table salt?

What Are The Health Benefits of Sea Salt

Sea salt has the same sodium content as table salt, meaning it’s no better for blood pressure levels, but there are nutritional benefits to using sea salt instead of traditional table salt, all of which come as a result of the way it’s extracted from the earth. When table salt is mined from deposits in the earth, it is heavily processed and stripped of all its minerals. “Anti-caking” agents are then added to prevent it from clumping together. Sea salt, on the other hand, is collected through evaporation methods and requires very minimal processing, leaving it with superior texture, flavor, and mineral content. This process also allows sea salt to hold on to trace minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

The main reason sea salt has gained popularity in restaurants and packaged food products is the desirable texture it retains through the evaporation process. The sea salt remains more coarse and flavorful than table salt, which makes it more satisfying to the taste buds. Most chefs add sea salt throughout the cooking process to bring out the natural flavors in the ingredients they use. Sea salt can be a delicious, more natural option to add to your diet in contrast to traditional table salt, though for optimal heart health, it should still be used in moderation when adding to your favorite foods.

One of the savory ingredients we add to Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters to help the flavors pop is pink Himalayan salt. Although the Himalayans are mountains, they were once under the sea and still fall in the category of sea salt. We are proud to use natural ingredients and functional foods in our products, and although our products taste unbelievably good, rest assured they are good for you too!

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